I love Autumn. It is my favorite season and usually quite the coziest of them all. There are a few things that I love to do most ESPECIALLY in the Fall! As this glorious season ramps up, consider doing some or all of the following: Listen to the beautifully melancholy music of Erik Satie: WatchContinue reading “Autumnal Advice: Feeling Fall-ish?”
Category Archives: Sedentary Pursuits
Caillou: A Study in What is Wrong With Society
via Yup. You heard me correctly. I’m talking about Caillou; that supposedly-innocuous children’s television show from Canada. I almost hesitate to write a blogpost about this, because someone has already done this subject justice. Over at howtobeadad.com there is a post called “Caillou” is French for SHUT UP which perfectly demonstrates my feelings about Caillou.Continue reading “Caillou: A Study in What is Wrong With Society”
Golden Nuggets From The Internet
There have been a few beautiful moments in my lifetime that my normal forays into the online world have yielded treasures greater than I could have ever imagined. I have thus compiled my very first master-post of things I found on the internet that I didn’t even know I wanted, but are absolute perfection. BritishContinue reading “Golden Nuggets From The Internet”
That Awkward Phone Moment…
The phone rings and your caller i.d. flashes the name of a dear one you’ve been particularly bad at keeping in touch with over the past year or so. You stare at the screen and in the course of a few seconds, you must decide whether to answer or not. One one hand, OF COURSE youContinue reading “That Awkward Phone Moment…”
Today is National HAIKU DAY!
In Honor of the SPLENDID Haiku Tradition My students wrote these: If you like Haikus you will also adore these genius comic strips: [x] via Happy Haiku-ing! I hope you write at least one It’s only fitting.
Loquaciousness, Verbosity, and Siblings
Recently, somewhat out of the blue but much to my delight, my brother decided to throw down a challenge in my direction. . . This was immediately followed up with a full-family-facebook conversation, complete with loving taunts. So, when faced with all of this chatter, I decided to attempt to meet my brother’s challenge.Continue reading “Loquaciousness, Verbosity, and Siblings”
The Mascot Gavotte: And the Award Goes To . . .
via Recently, I was drinking my morning coffee and perusing my tumblr dash – you know: starting the day in a true summer-vacation fashion, and I came across a short blogpost (x) somebody had made about mascots . As you can see, the writer was basically saying that Mascots are a mockery of furries. Tangent: What’sContinue reading “The Mascot Gavotte: And the Award Goes To . . .”
Free Printable: Candyland Madlibs!
Every year, as part of the annual school dance preparations, we include the making of Mad-libs. . . after including these as part of the table decor a few years ago, they were met with such positive feedback that we’ve included them ever since! Functioning as a fun ice-breaker and a laughter-filled prelude to dancing,Continue reading “Free Printable: Candyland Madlibs!”
DIY Tutorial: Tulle Puff Wands
Every year, a few times a year, I am faced with the question of centerpieces. Cut flowers are pretty and generally okay, I guess . . . but they tend to be expensive, not to mention difficult to transport, oftentimes fragile and, in the long run they’re inconvenient. They cannot be prepped very far in advance,Continue reading “DIY Tutorial: Tulle Puff Wands”
One Winter’s Night: DIY Dinner Dance Decor!
I’ve coordinated a couple of high school dances over the past few years, and I always have a lot of fun with the creative ideas my creative students come up with for decorations and details! Each year, I am fortunate to have have a couple of truly fantastic students who volunteer to be on the planningContinue reading “One Winter’s Night: DIY Dinner Dance Decor!”